How Debt and Climate Change Pose a ‘Systemic Risk to the Global Economy’

With dozens of countries struggling to manage both staggering debt and mounting climate disasters, some financial leaders are debating green debt relief.

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Tiny Town, Big Decision: What Are We Willing to Pay to Fight the Rising Sea?

On the Outer Banks, homeowners in Avon are confronting a tax increase of almost 50 percent to protect their homes, the only road into town, and perhaps the community’s very existence.

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Big Step Forward for $50 Billion Plan to Save Louisiana Coast

An environmental assessment said the project’s next step would largely benefit coastal areas, though it might also affect some marine life, especially dolphins.

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New Zealand Faces Tsunami Threat After 8.1-Magnitude South Pacific Earthquake

The temblor was one of three powerful earthquakes that were recorded within eight hours off New Zealand, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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19th-Century Ship Is Revealed by Storm Erosion in Florida

Researchers believe the vessel is the Caroline Eddy, a ship built during the Civil War and wrecked in 1880. “It was a sea like a mountain,” its captain recounted at the time.

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After Storms, They Built Higher. They Dread Doing It Again.

The deep bonds residents have for their coastal community have been tested by three epic hurricanes. Many wonder whether it’s time to leave.

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After Fire and Floods, Glimmers of Hope

Americans may be finding some common sense about building homes in vulnerable areas.

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Climate Change Is too Expensive to Resist. Our Cities Have to Adapt.

Unless we learn to adapt, only the rich will be able to avoid the ravages of climate change.

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A Decade After Deepwater Horizon

Rolling back regulations ignores the central lessons from the country’s largest oil spill.

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